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United Way tops goal

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:24:08 CST
By: Lee Strubinger

United Way tops goal The McLean County United Way has surpassed their 2012 fundraising campaign goal. The Illinois Farm Bureau family of companies boast not only having met their benchmark goal of $4,350,000 but going over it by more than $1,000.   2012 United Way Campaign Chair Barb Baurer says meeting the goal is more than just a number...

"Not only do we get to fund the programs that we've already committed to in the community--in those 3 areas education, income and health. But it means we get to think about starting other programs or funding additional programs. So every dollar goes back into the community to help people here. So the more we raise, the more people we get to help."
Baurer says fundraising is not so much about meeting a goal, but about the amount of people United Way gets to help. The McLean County United Way funds 66 human services and initiatives--predominately focusing on getting more students to graduate high school.

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